Psalm 16

1David fleeth to God for preservation, disclaiming all merit, and professing hatred of idolatry: 5he rejoiceth in having God for his portion: 8he confideth in God's present protection, and in a future resurrection, and life everlasting.

0 aMichtam of David.

1 Preserve 1me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

2 o my soul, thou 1hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: 2my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3 1But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that ahasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor 1take up their names into my lips.

5 1The Lord is the portion aof mine inheritance and of my cup: 2thou maintainest my lot.

6 The 1lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, 2I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will 1bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my 2reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8 1I have set the Lord always before me: because he is 2at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my 1glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall arest in hope.

10 For 1thou wilt not leave my soul in 2hell; neither wilt thou suffer 3thine Holy One to see corruption.

11 Thou 1wilt shew me the path of life: 2in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are 3pleasures for evermore.